53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:April 30th, 2018, including 9/27/2018, 11/29/2018, 1/10/2019, 3/21/2019, 5/16/2019.
Category/Categories:Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment
Spirituality of the Environment

Mission: To offer a formation program for the contemplative journey, rooted in the Christian wisdom tradition and an emerging, interspiritual, ecological and socially-engaged framework.

The Genesis School for Contemplative Living is a nine-month immersive formation program for the contemplative journey, rooted in the Christian wisdom tradition. Over the course of five residential retreat weekends, we will explore contemplative vision and practice within an emerging ecological, interspiritual and socially-engaged framework. Learning will be intellectual and experiential, seeking to nourish both head and heart for the transformational journey. Residencies will include teaching, periods of practice, ritual, and group process. In between residential weekends, formation will continue through study, conference calls, and online community. While rooted in the Christian tradition, we welcome participants from all and no faith background.

Faculty:  Brother Don Bisson, FMS; S. Jane Comerford, CSJ; Dr. Robert A. Jonas; Christina Leano; Rev. Matthew Wright

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Theological Approach

This program will be taught through Christian, Contemplative, Evolutionary, Prophetic, and Interspiritual lenses.

Fee Structure

Tuition for the nine-month program, materials, and room and board for five weekend sessions is $2,455.  The breakdown is as follows: 

Tuition & Materials $900
Room and Board or Five Weekends/12 nights; 36 meals $1,555
Total $2,455



For more information about the Genesis School for Contemplative Living, visit our webpage Genesis School for Contemplative Living or contact Sister Jane Comerford, CSJ at JComerford@GenesisSpiritualCenter.org  or 413-562-3627 ext. 105.

You may download the application below. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, April 30th with a $35 nonrefundable application fee.

download: GSCL-Application.docx
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